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The great muses are called upon by Homer to tell the great adventure of Odysseus in his travel back to his home Prayers are given to the Greek Gods and muses by Homer in order to proceed this story The Greeks life revolved around the gods in a matter of fashion as we presently revolve around Christianity The depiction of the roles the gods played in the Odyssey is both presented in good and evil The Greeks portrayed their gods as powerful and merciful However in the Odyssey the gods play a role in a savior like Jesus Christ and the tormentor like Satan With the present role in the story of Odyssey the gods can be seen as a key role in Odysseus life Odysseus alone cannot have escaped the treacherous Trojan War without the aid of the gods However can it be reconcile that the gods were truly the ones who controlled our lives In Odysseuss case the gods played a vital role Throughout the entire story Athena was the crutch Odysseus and his family leaned on in the time of aid Through the treacherous paths Odysseus traveled it was hope of seeing Penelope and his son Telemachus that brought him strength and wisdom With the loves one left behind Odysseus fearlessly face the gods and tramples over their challenges Without the help of Athena and her wisdom and devotion to Odysseus his challenges would be help with no boundaries With Athena on Odysseus side he was able to return home without any harms done to him or his family With the gods in favor of Odysseus return all he had to fight was the challenges Poseidon threw at him With the water being the only road back to his home this challenge was fare more difficult then the Trojan War itselfWith the guidance of Athena Odysseus was safely returned to Ithica Even though Athena
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